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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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August Boeger, dealer in general merchandise at Berger since January, 1887, is a native of Germany, born in 1848, and the son of Simon and Frederick (Schierenberg) Boeger, who came to the United States about 1856, locating in Osage County, Mo., where the father died about 1858. He was a farmer and served as a soldier in his native country. The mother is still living in Osage County, and is about seventy-five years old. Our subject received the rudiments of an education in the common schools and finished at St. Louis. He then began clerking in a wholesale grocery in St. Louis, and in 1877 began business upon his own responsibility. He engaged in merchandising in Osage County, and in 1884 went to St. Louis, where he became partner of the St. Louis Hardware and Cutlery Company, acted as secretary for the said firm until 1887, when he returned to Berger, and is at present carrying a large stock of general merchandise, one that would compare favorably with any in a city of several thousand inhabitants. In the year 1872 he married Miss Dora Klinge and by her became the father of four children, all sons: George, Louis, Henry and Charley. Mr. Boeger was postmaster at Boeger Store, in Osage County, for several years. He is a Republican in politics, and his first presidential vote was cast for U S. Grant. He and wife are members of the Evangelical Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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